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My daughters 2008 Yaris had check lights come on when she was driving into her parking garage structure, the car stopped and she couldn't get the key out of the ignition, stuck in drive, no ac just the fan, she said the car seemed to shake slightly when the lights came on saying "check". People pushed her into a parking spot, she waited for a few minutes, tried it again and it started, what is wrong? She has to drive it to the dealer if it will even start, after classes...

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  • asenath12dy Sep 11, 2009

    Thank you:)
    We are taking it to the Toyota dealer right now, something is wrong in the electrical system, the dash lights all came on.



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Keep in mind that the ignition does not start cars like they used to. It simply sends a signal to the ECU to start it (hence it automatically cranking until its started, etc).

The fact that their is no click at all and everything else gets power it is probably not the battery. The best place to check would be the fuses. Other then that a connection is probably bad.

- Go get a neighbor to try to jump start your car. If nothing happens still theres your answer. Its not the battery. Its either your starter or ignition switch.
- Is it an automatic? If so, try starting it in neutral position (parking brake on to hold the car still.)
- If it is a manual transmission, could the clutch switch be bad?

If you need more details about electrical system, you can find here the Toyota Yaris 2007 Wiring Diagrams

I hope help you with this information. Good luck.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009


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